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evening commute. julie haener is here now for what we are working on for 6:00 p.m. >> the chp -- i am julie haener. >> and i am frank somerville. officers were looking for bullet casing. ktvu's christien kafton is live with what we know so far. you talked to the driver of the car that was shot out. >> reporter: i had a chance to speak with the driver. let's show you the development. you can see traffic moving now on 580. a major change from 15 minutes ago where as you said traffic has been shut down for an hour. up from chopper 2 you can see the traffic is now moving through the area. right past the 164 avenue exit. got a chance to see the bullet holes. there was a woman and 2 children were caravaning. at this time everyone is okay. just shaken up. the driver says the suspects
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were driving erratically weaving in and out of traffic, speeding up and slow ising down. he passed -- slowing down. he passed them and they pulled up on the side and that seemed suspicious. an interview here on ktvu channel 2 news, he says he passed the suspect vehicle and that is when they started shooting. >> they came up to me with the window down, this looks fishy. they pulled out a hand gun, i guess. all i did was duck and slammed on the breaks. >> reporter: again, we have -- we have been showing you the pictures of 580 shut down as california highway patrols conducted an evidence search going man by man along the road looking for evidence, shell casings. at this point we do not have a description of the shooters or
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the suspect vehicle. we are working on getting that information. we hope you update you at 7:00 p.m. on kicu and tonight on the 10:00 p.m. news. live, christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news. we are on storm watch tonight as the second of two storms heads our way. a live look at jack london square in oakland. you can see the flag moving slightly. it is only going to get worse as the night goes on. it is that wind that is off shore that is driving the storm clouds our way. >> we have live team coverage tonight. john fowler is along the coast where the wind is expected to start picking up later tonight. first we check in with chief meteorologist bill martin tracking the storm clouds now heading our way. >> that's right. this is storm number two wee track -- we are tracking. the story with storm number two is the wind. we have rain coming but we will
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see wind. winds gust to 50 miles per hour. that is significant. it will have an impact on the early morning commute. the winds and the rain. 4:00 a.m., 5:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m. look at the size of this thing. 1500 miles across and 500 miles that way. it is a very large storm. the main crux ends up in southern california. they are going to get the story tomorrow. you will hear about the winds and the rain. for us on the north end which is going to bring less rain and wind but it will be an active morning commute. there is live radar. nothing going on now. after midnight it will light up. i will have the time line for the commute and let you know what to expect and the bay area weekend. >> thank you. the leading edge of the storm is approaching the coast. ktvu's john fowler is live in the headlands with how people are preparing for what could be
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a powerful storm. john? >> reporter: already the wind has begun to pick up in the last 3 or 4 minutes. we started to feel cold gusts. it will get windier, i can tell you that. this picture of the san francisco sky line and san francisco is going to change in the next few hours. the storm is coming from the south. you can make out the san francisco headlands here. the big worry, along northern california is trees. >> reporter: crews this afternoon cut off damaged limb from this tree. the limb broke in yesterday's storm. after months of drought every greens are weak. limbs prone to breaking. tonight's storm expected to do a lot of tree damage. crews were busy all day with cleaning up downed trees and
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cutting down weakened ones. downed trees responsible for power outages yesterday. a new program on the web at lets people sign up for warnings by text or e-mail. the emergency officials say they expect flooding over night and are encouraging citizens to sign up tonight to get tomorrow morning's early warning. reporting live, john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. >> stay with us on we have live radar and the latest weather headlines. it is a trouble day for the san francisco police department. federal prosecutors announced indictments against 5 current and one former police officer. stemming from raids on residential hotels. those officers could now face millions of dollars in fines and years in prison. ktvu's david stevenson broke the story this morning and has new details about the past
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behavior of the officers. >> we are learning more about the indictmented officers and -- indicted officersa they prepare for a hearing tomorrow morning -- officers as they prepare for a hearing tomorrow morning. >> as the crowds cheered as a ceremony this afternoon the san francisco police department was reeling from a federal grand jury indictment. >> being betrayed by your own is going to make it hard on everybody. >> the investigation names officer arshad razzak, officer richard yick, officer raul eric elias, sergeant ian furminger, edwin russell and officer reynoldo vargas. after a series of raids at residential hotels, recorded on surveillance video the cops were entering without warrants and stealing items. >> today is a victory for
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citizens in our city because what happened was outrageous. >> they said it has received complaints about the officers. in 2012 ktvu interviewed him about a type end drug dealing near schools. >> injecting heroin, selling crack, something they grew up with. >> reporter: they are suspended without pay. the police chief said if the allegations are proven true they will be fired. >> i will not have dishonest cops among us. >> reporter: in a statement today the head of the san francisco police officers association said these indictments are based on the testimony of unreliable witnesses. the officers will face a judge
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tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow. david s, ktvu channel 2 news. -- david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the arrest of three suspects in a shooting at a nightclub. they all face attempted murder charges. investigators say surveillance video at the spot nightclub led police to make the arrests. a nightclub employee was wounded by a gun shot last october, he sense recovered from his injuries. a motive is unclear. deputies brought an end today to a marijuana growing operation. i want to show you video of a home. with crime scene tape across the driveway. several agreements were moving bags of marijuana from --agy were moving bags of marijuana from the home. it is not clear if any arrests were made. webcam images of millions
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of yahoo users intercepted and stored by a british spy agency as part of a hunt for terrorists. new at 6:00 p.m. >> robert handa is in san jose to tell us what was behind the spying and why so many people are outraged. robert? >> reporter: many people use webcams and those we talk to say not only were they collecting the images and they think that is wrong but they also called it the world we live in. >> reporter: the webcam is on participant part of the way people commute and some -- participant part of the way people commute and some say -- >> who can say who is watching who? >> reporter: the agency collected images from millions of yahoo webcam users part of a program that tested face
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recognition software to see if it could distinguish suspected terrorists from innocent faces. he says it is typical and points out that is allowed in the uk. >> i have been to london many times, there are cameras everywhere. >> reporter: they called it a new level of violation. critics say it was wrong. it turned out many images were considered explicit. but he says that is because of the way face recognition software works. >> it was trying to identify the flesh as opposed to clothes and as a result that was a net result. >> despite reports the nsa denies they used the images. >> i don't have anything to hide. you know, i don't mind if it is for a greater cause. i hope it is.
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>> reporter: he expects a lot of outrage throughout the world. robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. you can't talk or text on your smart phone without a hands free device while driving but a california appeals court ruled you can look at a map. the lawsuit was brought by a man who got a ticket in january 2012 for looking at a map on his iphone while stuck in traffic. the court ruled it applies to listening and talking on a cell phone, not looking at a map. the district attorney says the way the city has been handling drug crimes doesn't work. >> the question we have to ask is what do we prefer to put in custody, murderers and rapists or a substance abuse problem? >> the impact going easy on
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some drug crimes will have. >> and help is on the way, the package lawmakers approved to help off set the impacts of it drought. [dad] [laughs]
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new at 6:00 p.m. san francisco district attorney says when it comes to certain drug crimes the justice system is failing and something needs to be done. he says a change could free up police and prosecutors to go after violent criminals and not use up resources on drug addicts. he tells ktvu's rob roth the penalties for possessioning drugs need to be re-- possessioning drugs -- possessing drugs need to be reduced. >> reporter: people say drugs are not hard to find. some days are like a open air market. >> you see people smoking crack
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a lot. shooting up. >> reporter: san francisco district attorney wants to change how some drug crimes are prosecuted. >> how can we say that what we are doing has worked? it is insane. >> reporter: he says he would like to see most cases reduced from felonies to misdemeanors, including possession of heroin and cocaine. he said it would alleviate prison over crowding crowding and get drug hughessers help -- users help. >> all those people we have been arresting they are coming out quickly and they are reoffending because we are not dealing with the problem. >> reporter: he doesn't like the idea, say it would remove abincentive to clean up. -- an incentive to clean up. >> motivate them to change
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their lives. >> reporter: he says he has seen it all and doesn't think much of the idea. >> if it is a misdemeanor everybody wouldn't worry about going to jail, getting penalized. >> reporter: others see it as a medical problem. >> once they get their felonies they can't get jobs. >> reporter: he is co- sponsoring a initiative came aimed at reducing crimes to misdemeanors. he says when it comes to drugs the justice system is broken. and he hopes his idea will help fix it. in san francisco, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >> more details now, the district attorney's plan -- the district attorney's plan is just one of several priorities he layed out today. he also wants to create an arrest alert system to notify prosecutors when criminals are
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taken type custody and he wants to increase pedestrian safety efforts. and expand justice programs especially for juveniles to help keep them out of the system. a law maker wants to ban the use of a legal strategy known as the gay panic defense, when a defendant, in a murder or assault case, claims he affected in a state of insanity because of homosexual panic. she introduced legislation that would prohibit defendants from using that strategy as a defense. >> very, very important that we make a qualification that justice is not served if we allow people to use a defense they were panicked and that is why they committed a murder. >> attorneys used the defense while defending four men accused of killing a transgender teen in 2004. attorneys claim the defense who
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were sexual enmit with her orphdisusessing she was -- after discovering she was not biologically female. the snow pack is getting better but it is not good enough. today survey recorded water content at 24% of normal. that is the average combining all the survey stations. a month ago that number was 12% and at the start of the year 19%. it provides 1/3 of the state's water supply. lawmakers approved a $687 million drought relief plan. it now heads to the governor's desk. the plan takes funds and bond money and redirects it to water conversation efforts. we are waiting for the governor to sign it -- waiting for the governor to sign it. we are on storm watch tonight. tracking a front that is
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expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds. bill is back with the latest on when it will arrive. >> more rain. we got rain last night and thunderstorms and more thunderstorms and rain in the forecast. rain totals, that is good stuff. ever and a half santa rosa, san francisco, inch of -- inch and a half in santa rosa, san francisco inch. gusts 55 miles per hour in. a wind advisory along the coast. this is a big weather system. main impact is southern california. we are on the weaker side of this thing but it will produce a nasty morning commute. look at the size of the storm. 1500 miles long. 2:00 a.m. it is going to go off. here comes the morning right here. 2:00 a.m., the winds kick up and the rain kicks up.
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it will get going. and then at 6:00 a.m., scattered showers. the morning commutes starts to back off. by 9:00 a.m., scattered showers. still going to be a slow go out there as you travel around in the morning. by afternoon we get a breaking break. storm number two is going to dive south of here. it will move into southern california. we are up here which is the weaker dynamics. we will get rain, lot of wind but the impact is southern california. if you have travel plans to los angeles tomorrow, there will be flight delays. the five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view the morning commute tomorrow not good. the afternoon commute better. saturday morning a few scattered showers. maybe wrap around moisture and a thundershower and saturday afternoon looks good. sunday is your best day on the weekend and another afternoon
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rain monday. morning commute friday wet and windy. strongest 2:00 a.m. in the morning, maybe 3:00 a.m. you will hear it. it will wake you up tonight. 4:00 a.m., 5:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m., really going to notice this. early morning commute. >> thank you. their season is over for one of the best high school teams in the state and it isn't because they lost. >> the girl's basketball team out of the playoffs because of a technicality.
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devastating news for the girl's basketball team in oakland. their season is over even though they are one of the best teams in the state and it is not because of something the players did, it was a mistake by their coach and athletic department. they played 27 games this season. the problem is, that is one more than allowed. as a result they are not eligible for the state open division tournament. the team's coach says he should have scheduled that game as a scrimmage. >> my mistake put my girls in a
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position they didn't deserve to be in. and that is what kills me the most. i let them down. >> they finished with 23 wins, only 4 loss. they were expected to be one of the favorites to win the division title. >> how hard it is. mark is here now. the sharks are in their firsts game since the olympics. >> the rest apartment did not turn into rust. they are tearing it up in philadelphia against the flyers. on outbreak and a healthy squad. back from injuries. 1st period. his first game of the season, recovering from a any injury. off the rebound. he scored two goals so far. that made it 1-0. then into the act in front. he missed 16 games with a hand injury. 15th15th right there and later adds another. that is his third goal of the
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game. second career hat trick. both of them had a career best. sharks tearing it up 7-2 and the game isn't even over. giants off. a's in cactus league activityf and not going their way this -- activity and not going this way. and the brewers. ryan braun back nails one. two run homer. the a's however in the first inning getting a couple back. lowery into left center field. a two run double. not enough for the a's who fall 11-3. defense has been the name of the game so far. nice catch here by kevin madison to rob him right there. 11-3 is the final with the a's on the short end. that is the sporting life. nice to see the sharks back and
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looking great heading into the regular season. >> can't get enough hockey. >> we know. [ talking at the same time ] [ laughter ] >> thank you. coming up tonight on the 10:00 p.m. news, inside public housing, the conditions, coming up tonight on 2, we go along as inspectors document the problems it themselves. >> and we are always here for you on, on facebook and on twitter. thank you so much for joining us, we will see you at 10:00 p.m. >> good night. ♪
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♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit hungry ♪ ♪ and there's nothing really good around ♪ ♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit tired ♪ ♪ of living off the taste of the air ♪ ♪ turn around, barry ♪ finally, i have a manly chocolatey snack ♪ ♪ and fiber so my wife won't give me any more flack ♪ ♪ i finally found the right snack ♪ ♪
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oh, i forgot to ask. did it hurt? did what hurt? when you fell from heaven and landed on earth. i didn't fall from... oh. [ laughs ] because i'm an angel! [ laughs ] why are you so sweet? maybe just 'cause i'm so damn happy. today is jay's birthday. so i'm taking him to hawaii for a whole week. big suite in maui, just the two of us. got manny tied up in the backyard -- big bowl of kibble. [ chuckles ] i'm kidding. he's staying with claire and phil. this whole thing was a big surprise. i did it all myself -- the flight, the hotels. cost me a fortune, but it was worth it. cost me a fortune.


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